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Thanksgiving kicks off the season for counting our blessings. Studies show gratitude is critical to our happiness and success. Thoughts – both positive and negative - trigger physiological changes in our body which in turn affect emotional and physical health. Practicing gratitude, can improve your your quality of life.
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -- Albert Einstein
Scientific Benefits of Gratittude
There’s an abundance of scientific evidence[i] on gratitude. I’ve consolidated them below:
4 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude Daily
My Daily Gratitude Ritual
I have a daily ritual in which I count my lucky stars. Every morning I call my mother and we talk while I drink my morning coffee. My mother is happy to be alive. She is truly grateful for her time on earth. At 88-years, she is VITAL and AMAZING! This is the best lesson a mother can give to a daughter. (Thanks Mom!)
What's your daily gratitude practice? I'd love to share what other people do in a future blog post. If you want to be featured, please email me here. The world needs more positivity and light!
I hope this article serves you well.